YANK US 1944 05 19 (PDF)




Vol. 2 No. 48
24 pages

The Story of the Second Battle of Bougainville

Cover : 3 In A Pillbox

These three smiling soldiers, photographed in their pillbox at Empress Augusta Bay by YANK’s Sgt. Dillon Ferris, fought in the Second Battle of Bougainville. They are (l. to r.) Pfc. Chester M. Williams of Philadelphia, Pa.; Pvt. Wayne H. Sammoms of Los Angeles, Calif., and T/Sgt. Nicholas J. Tangorra of Rondout, Ill. With their 37-mm gun and other weapons, the trio slaughtered scores of attacking Japs. See page 2 for story of the Bougainville action.

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Ironman Pilot

Second Battle of Bougainville

Biscay Patrol

Have You Got Family Allowance Problems?

How to Vote in States Holding Primaries in Late July and August

Psychological Warfare

They’re Running at Cairo

Camp News

Mail Call

Navy Notes



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